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241. John Payne (Married Mary Freeman (#242)

 

Born: 13 September 1740 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey (according to LDS) of Unknown Father (481) and Unknown Mother (482)

Died: 16 October 1781 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. His will was probated October 25, 1781. The tombstone of Captain and his wife are in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Rahway, New Jersey. (Source: The Wroe and Chancellor Families Compiled by William C. Wroe, p. 269).

[His siblings, if any, are unknown.]


Miscellaneous:

One of John's sons was Moses (#121).

John lived in Rahway, New Jersey, was a Captain during the Revolutionary War, and was shot from his horse during the war. (Source: The Wroe and Chancellor Families Compiled by William C. Wroe, p. 269).

As quoted from The Wroe and Chancellor Families Compiled by William C. Wroe, p. 268 & 269, "Dr. Moses Payne's granddaughter, Mrs. Catherine (Payne) Radcliffe, left a written record in which she states her grandfather, Dr. Moses Payne, was born in or near Newark, New Jersey." "He was the second son of Captain John Payne of Rahway, New Jersey (who was shot from his horse during the Revolutionary War,) and his wife Mary, daughter of Samuel Freeman."

The following is a DAR Record: Ancestor # A086032. The name on the record is John Paine. Service: New Jersey; Rank Captain; Birth: 9/13/1740 Middlesex Co New Jersey; Death: 10/15/1781 Rahway Essex Co New Jersey. Service source: N.J. Rev War Slips: Single Citations of the NJ DOD Materials, FHL Roll #571310, MSS #834, 7403, 10256, 10301, 10408, 10415; Service Description: Maj Clarkson Edgar, 1st Batt, Middlesex Co Militia; also 1LT, Capt Mathias Baker, Also Lt. Capts John Shaw, Vanderveer; Residence: Rahway, County Essex Co, NJ; Spouse: Mary Freeman.

The tombstones of Captain and Mrs. Payne which are in the Presbyterian Church at Rahway, New Jersey, John's stone reads:

"In memory of Captain John Payne

who departed this life

Oct. ye 16, 1781

in the 41 year of his age

Behold me here as you pass by

Who blead and dy'd for liberty

From British tirants now I'm free

My friends prepare to follow me"